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Example 8 Day Cruise aboard M/Y Callisto
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Discover Greece at its best on this 8-day cruise on the M/Y Callisto. Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery. Experience Athens and the Acropolis at sunset. Visit the beautiful Cyclades - Kea, Santorini, Mykonos, and the neighboring UNESCO-protected archaeological isle of Delos. Cruise to Crete, the largest and southernmost Greek Island and swim in the crystal blue waters off the island of Kythira, a hidden gem of the Aegean Sea. Enjoy the historic treasures of Monemvassia and Nafplion as well as Hydra, an off-the-beaten track island with a picturesque harbor. Each day discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters, a glimpse of ancient history, and rich cultural diversity.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Athens | Kea
Day 2 : Delos | Mykonos
Day 3 : Santorini
Day 4 : Rethymnon, Crete
Day 5 : Kythira
Day 6 : Monemvassia | Nafplion
Day 7 : Nafplion | Hydra
Day 8 : Disembark in Athens

Highlights

  • Experience archaeological and historic sites on Delos, Santorini, and more!
  • Swim in crystal blue waters off the island of Kythira, a hidden gem
  • Tour the old quarter of Nafplion & the medieval fortified town Monemvassia
  • Discover the exceptionally preserved palace of King Minoas on Crete
  • Explore the beautiful Cyclades Islands: Kea, Santorini, Mykonos, and Delos

Ship

M/Y Callisto

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Door to beach in Santorini Traditional architecture in Greece. Donkeys are a traditional form of transportation in Greece The ruins of Athens Athens Acropolis

Day 1 Embark in Athens | Kea

Arrive this afternoon for embarkation in Marina Zea. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Depart via Cape Sounion to Kea. Time at leisure to explore Kea’s tiny port, Korrisia after dinner. Departure in the early hours for Delos. Overnight at sea.

Day 2 Delos | Mykonos

Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. On to the port of Tourlos in Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 3 Santorini

Noon arrival in Santorini (anchorage at Fira). Experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. Optional tour to archaeological sites and typical villages with unique views over the Aegean Sea. Overnight sailing to Crete.

Day 4 Rethymnon, Crete

In the morning the ship calls in at Crete’s famous and lively port of Rethymnon. Today you have the opportunity to discover the exceptionally preserved palace of King Minoas by going on an optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion. Overnight at sea to Santorini Island.

Day 5 Kythira

Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival to Kythira, a lesser known island gem, that is fast becoming a favorite among visitors to Greece. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the subdued charms of this peaceful island. Overnight in Kythira.

Day 6 Monemvassia | Nafplion

Early morning sailing to Monemvassia. Discover a remarkable medieval fortified town, with time at leisure to explore the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of the natural setting. Depart for Nafplion in the early afternoon, with a swim stop on the way. Evening arrival at Nafplion. The old quarter is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture. Also, impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above. Overnight in Nafplion.

Day 7 Nafplion | Hydra

Optional tour to Mycenae, the walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king. Early afternoon departure for the islands of Hydra. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Overnight in port.

Day 8 Disembark in Athens

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive at Marina Zea and disembark after breakfast at 9:00.

M/Y Callisto

Per person starting at
$2,990
Marble bathroom on the M/Y Callisto
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Cat C
Located on the lower deck featuring port holes.
Callisto Employee Attending to Cabin Bathroom
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Cat B
Located on the lower deck featuring port holes.
Callisto twin cabin
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Cat A
Located on the Main deck featuring large windows. Category A cabins at the bow section of the Main deck have Double beds, while all other Category A cabins have Twin beds.
Callisto double bed cabin
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Cat P
Located on the Main deck featuring large windows. Category P cabins located at the bow section of the Main deck are equipped with Double beds, while all other Category P cabins at the Main Deck are equipped with Twin beds.

Notes

Child Discount:
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount on the cruise fare per person in twin cabin. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount. 

Please Note:
Third person reduction in Category C & Category B is 30%.

Cruise fares include:
• Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
• Half-board: breakfast on a daily basis and one main meal per day. Main meal can be lunch or dinner according to the daily program. Includes a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek Night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
• Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day.
• Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
• Multilingual Cruise Escort

Not included in cruise fare:
• Beverages (except those mentioned above)
• Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
• Crew tips
• Passenger personal expenses
• Wi-Fi (available at charge)
• Port charges

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
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